D3 Coupe Race - Buena Park Raceway, Kingleman track 10-20-2007
D3 Coupe Race field of 12 entries. Here's a look at the latest chassis designs for a flat, short track (BPR Kingleman) and added horsepower (D3 TSR, Falcon VII).
Keith Tanaka drove this many time wall blasted/destroyed/rebuilt Steube chassis - it stills handles good! On the right, Tore Anderson's tried and true timeless chassis was ready to terrorize the competition again.
Oscar Morales' car on the left (John Cukras chassis), on the right John Cukras' car (Cukras chassis)
Ryan Miller's car on the left (Miller chassis), Mike Steube's car on the right (Steube chassis)
Kyle Matthes car on the left (Dennis Samson chassis), Doug Matthes car on the right (Gorski chassis)
On the left John Sinz car (Sinz chassis), on the right Paul Sterrett's car (Sterrett chassis)
Yoshi Akiyama's car on the left (Steube chassis), on the right Pete Zimmerman's car (Zimmerman chassis)
D3 Coupe Concours podium, L-R, Yoshi Akiyama 2nd, John Tore Anderson 1st (Warmack body), Paul Sterrett 3rd
D3 Coupe race, Concours podium, L-R, Yoshi Akiyama 2nd, Tore Anderson (Bryan Warmack body) 1st, Paul Sterrett 3rd
D3 Coupe race qualifying results
D3 Coupe race "B" Main racers, L-R, John Sinz, Doug Matthes, Oscar Morales, Pete Zimmerman, Ryan Miller, Kyle Matthes
"B" Main race ready to start!
D3 Coupe "B" Main race results. Doug's 3.238 sec lap was a "rider" lap.
D3 Coupe "B" Main: L-R, Ryan Miller 2nd, Doug Matthes 1st, Pete Zimmerman 3rd
D3 Coupe "A" Main racers, L-R, John Tore Anderson, John Cukras, Yoshi Akiyama, Paul Sterrett, Keith Tanaka, Mike Steube
D3 Coupe "A" Main race results. Tanaka's 3.129 sec lap was a "rider" lap.
D3 Coupe "A" Main podium, L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, John Tore Anderson 1st, Mike Steube 3rd. What is Tore holding in his left hand, "Joint Juice"? Nah, couldn't be.
D3 Coupe "A" Main podium cars, L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, John Tore Anderson 1st, Mike Steube 3rd
Paul Sterrett's 2nd place car (Sterrett chassis)
Paul's chassis is more conventional than his usual brass pan cars.
Close up of Sterrett chassis front end. Paul uses brass angle for the motor mounts.
Paul prefers using metal gears. GT-1 bevel pinion and Sonic drag racing crown gears.
Mike Steube's 3rd place car (Steube chassis)
This is Mike's latest Kingleman/flat track design. It's a shorter wheelbase (3 3/4") than the traditional Steube chassis.
Front end view of Mike's latest design.
Mike's latest is a more traditional style chassis
John Tore Anderson's winning car (Anderson chassis)
Tore's car has won many D3 races at BPR with this chassis design
Front end close up view of Tore's winning chassis. Note use of motor clips to provide soldering lead wires without overheating the motor brush leads.
Tore prefers GT-1 bevel pinion and Parma crown gears. JK Chem rear tires.
Tore wanted to show off his new coupe body
Close up of Tore's coupe body
Tore's new Joint Juice is not what you think. It has Glucosamine, good for the arthritic joints in his controller hand.
Coupe "B" Main race results chart. Lane by lane comparision of each racer's performance.
Coupe "A" Main race results chart. Lane by lane comparison shows how each racer performed compared to each other on the same lanes.